F-18 Navy Jet Crashes into Virginia Beach Apartment Complex
A US Navy F-18 slammed into the Mayfair Mews Apartment Complex in Virginia Beach Virginia this afternoon setting several apartments on fire. The jet crashed moments after taking off, both pilots ejected and there were no injuries on the ground.
The jet was an F/A-18D assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 106 based at Naval Air Station Oceana.
The Navy says the jet crashed shortly after takeoff at a site near the base at about 12:05 p.m. Both aviators ejected safely but were taken to a local hospital for observation.